New Delhi290C
Saturday, July 13, 2024

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Updates: INDI alliance will impose Taliban rule, says Yogi Adityanath

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Updates: Check out all the latest news and live updates on India's general elections here.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Updates: The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024 took place on May 25, and the country is now gearing up for the seventh and final phase of the polls. The seventh phase of the general elections will take place on June 1, and the results will be announced on June 4. The campaigning for the final phase of the polls is intensifying just as mercury remains soaring across northern states. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will hold a joint rally in Varanasi today, which is the home constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi....Read More

PM Narendra Modi is contesting the polls from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, set to vote on June 1. His opponents include Ajay Rai from the Congress and Athar Jamal Lari from the Bahujan Samaj Party. Varanasi is a stronghold for the BJP, and PM Modi won the polls from the parliamentary seat in both 2014 and 2019 general elections.

The UP Congress chief, Rai, was also fielded by the Congress against the PM in Varanasi in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but he finished third both times. This is the third time Ajay Rai will face Modi in a Lok Sabha contest.

The Bharatiya Janata Party expressed confidence after the sixth phase of the polls that they are close to touching the 400-seat mark, and will cross the same after the seventh phase of the election.

Follow all the updates here:
May 28, 2024 2:28 PM IST

BJP predicts collapse of INDIA as elections near final phase

“INDI Alliance seems to be completely collapsing as the final stages of this election approach,” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, took a swipe at the opposition bloc.

In a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said, “Just like UPA had disappeared, this INDIA too has reached its final destination.”

He emphasised the irregularity in the alliance and said that the INDIA bloc parties are “fighting each other” in Punjab, in Himachal Pradesh “there is no opposition alliance, it is just BJP vs the Congress, in UP BJP is in “direct fight” with Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress is playing second fiddle, in West Bengal, Congress and Mamata Banerjee are in the fray against each other and in Bihar “the architect of this alliance entered the mainstream (NDA) of the nation.”

The BJP leader appealed to refrain from voting for the opposition bloc. “It is clear that the allies of INDI Alliance are in the fray against each other, therefore voting for them means wasting your vote,” he said.

May 28, 2024 2:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: INDIA bloc will form govt at Centre after June 4, says Lalu Yadav

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reported "God sent" remark and claimed that INDIA bloc will form government at the Centre after June 4.

The results of the Lok Sabha elections will be announced on June 4.

Talking to reporters here, Lalu said, "Modi calls him 'avtar' (messenger of god). He (Modi) says he is not biological but a messenger of God. We will know the results soon. PM Modi is gone now. We (INDIA bloc) will form the government on June 4."

Lalu’s remarks come in the wake of PM Modi's interview with a news channel recently in which he reportedly said that he was not biological but sent by god.

May 28, 2024 1:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: New twist in ED case against K Kavitha

Former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao allegedly wanted to use the "BRS MLAs" poaching case to force BJP into a compromise to get rid of the ED case against his daughter and MLC K Kavitha, according to the confession statement of a former police official arrested in connection with the phone-tapping case.

As per the confessional statement of former Deputy Commissioner of Police P Radha Kishan Rao, one of the accused in the phone tapping case, 'Peddayana'--an indirect reference to Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief and former CM K Chandrasekar Rao(KCR)-- wanted the arrest of BJP National General Secretary, Organisation, B L Santhosh in connection with the case of alleged attempt to poach his party MLAs. (PTI)

May 28, 2024 1:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu this week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari district on May 30 for a spiritual sojourn, a senior BJP leader said on Tuesday. The PM is expected to arrive at the picturesque VRM situated close to the monolithic statue of Tamil saint Tiruvalluvar mid sea off the coast of Kanyakumari on Thursday evening and may leave for Delhi on June 1, he said.

May 28, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: CM Yogi's strong remarks at Gorakhpur rally

Addressing a poll rally in Gorakhpur, CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Gorakhpur holds a special significance for us because the lock of the Ram Mandir was opened from this place in 1986 when Veer Bahadur Singh was the Chief Minister. Today, when Ram Lalla is seated at that place, record votes should be received from here. I ask the public why they love Modi ji and support the BJP so much. They say that we will bring those who have brought Ram."

May 28, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voting in eight states on Saturday

On Saturday, June 1, voting will take place on 58 seats across 8 states and Union Territories. Voting will take place in Bihar (8 seats), Chandigarh (1 seat), Himachal Pradesh (4 seats), Jharkhand (3 seats), Odisha (6 seats), Punjab (13 seats), Uttar Pradesh (13 seats) and West Bengal (9 seats).

May 28, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘PM Modi is gone now,’ says Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav told reporters on Tuesday, "We will know the results soon. PM Modi is gone now. PM Modi is saying that he is not biological, he is an 'avatar'...our government will be formed on June 4."

May 28, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Raghuram Rajan on Indian economy if PM Modi doesn't win

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan told Bloomberg that India will likely maintain its economic policy trajectory whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins a third term in office or not.

May 28, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress attacks PM Modi over ANI interview

Congress leader Jitu Patwari said, "The constitution of India, reservation and democratic principles are in danger…. After 75 years of independence, if all the blame goes on any governance, it is PM Modi’s tenure…..The reservation in the private sector was ended by the current government….BJP leaders continuously talk about changing the basic structure of the constitution….There is an effect of these issues in the elections….That’s why PM Modi has to speak on them”…..

May 28, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi on removal of Article 370 from Kashmir

PM Modi told ANI, “Article 370 was the agenda of only 4-5 families, it was neither the agenda of the people of Kashmir nor the agenda of the people of the country. For their benefit, they had built such a wall of 370 and used to say that if 370 is removed, there will be a fire...Today it has become true that after the removal of 370, there is a feeling of more unity.”

May 28, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi slams TMC government in Bengal

PM Modi said in an exclusive ANI interview, "TMC party is fighting for its existence in the Bengal elections. In the last Assembly elections, we were 3 and the people of Bengal took us to 80 (seats), we got a huge majority in the last Lok Sabha elections. This time, the best-performing state in India is going to be West Bengal. BJP is getting maximum success in West Bengal. The election of West Bengal is one-sided, people are leading it and because of that people sitting in the government, TMC people are frustrated... BJP workers are being put in jails before the elections. Despite all these atrocities, more people are voting and the number of votes is also increasing."

May 28, 2024 10:42 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi says ‘Congress biggest enemies of minorities’

In an interview with ANI, PM Modi said, “I want to alert the SC, ST, OBC & other backward-class people because by keeping them in darkness they (opposition) are looting them. Election is such a time, that I should make the countrymen aware of the biggest crisis that is coming. Therefore, I have been explaining this to the people. The basic spirit of the Constitution of India is being violated and that too for the sake of vote bank politics... Those who call themselves well-wishers of the Dalits, Tribals, are in reality their staunch enemies...There is an imprint of the Muslim League in their manifesto...Do you want to destroy the coming generations also for the sake of vote-bank?... I will fight for the rights of my Dalit, Tribal, OBC brothers and sisters. And that's why I'm fighting the battle.”

May 28, 2024 10:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi on Odisha assembly election

May 28, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi condoles loss of life in Papua New Guinea landslide

PM Narendra Modi posted on X, “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives and damage caused by the devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea. Our heartfelt condolences to the affected families and prayers for a speedy recovery of the injured. India is ready to offer all possible support and assistance.”

May 28, 2024 9:43 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Brajesh Pathak slams Rahul Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak on Monday took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and said that he comes to Uttar Pradesh just for political tourism.

Addressing the public meeting in Mirzapur on Monday, Brajesh Pathak said, "Rahul Gandhi is acting like a child. The people of the state and the people of the country have understood that they neither have any policy nor any agenda. Rahul Gandhi comes only on political tourism..."

May 28, 2024 9:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: JP Nadda speaks against religion-based reservation

BJP JP Nadda said on Monday, “As long as PM Modi and BJP are in power, there will be no such reservation.”

May 28, 2024 8:53 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: NCP demands 80-90 seats for assembly polls

Maharashtra minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday demanded that his party be given 80-90 seats to contest in the assembly elections due this year.

BJP is the largest party and will contest in more seats, said Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Speaking at a party's meeting here, Bhujbal said, “When we joined the alliance (BJP-Shiv Sena), we were assured of getting 80 to 90 seats to contest in the assembly elections. However, for this Lok Sabha polls, we got very few seats to contest. We must tell them (BJP) that we want more seats to contest so that we could win around 50 to 60 seats,” he said. (PTI)

May 28, 2024 8:33 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Complaint against Rahul Gandhi by Savarkar's family

The Pune Police on Monday submitted its enquiry report in a court stating there is prima facie truth in the complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi by V D Savarkar's grand nephew who had accused the Congress leader of defaming the Hindutva ideologue in a speech made in London in 2023.

May 28, 2024 8:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Salman Khurshid takes dig at PM Modi

Congress leader Salman Khurshid told ANI, "This (BJP) government has been in power for 10 years. If this government had done the work that they praise from time to time, then those works would have been so many that they would not have found time for anything else... Till now, elections were held in the country through a democratic method... now it is a big irony for us that someone is coming in front of us and saying that 'I am not a human being, I am not biological at all', then what will we say in such a situation?... These things are said in theatre and fiction. Such things are not said in real life, what will we answer to this? ..."

May 28, 2024 7:25 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘Change of governance in Odisha,’ says Dharmendra Pradhan

May 28, 2024 7:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Salman Khurshid on BJP's claim of winning over 300 seats

On Union Home Minister Amit Shah's comment, "We have won more than 300 seats in 6 phases", Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, "...Now he cannot say that we have come down to 200, he will say this but now he is not talking about 400. Prime Minister Modi had given the slogan of 400 paar but now he is not saying that they will get 400, now his entire focus is on what will happen if Congress comes (to power)...This means that he is accepting that it is a close fight..."

May 28, 2024 7:01 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Narendra Modi's rally in Kolkata today

PM Narendra Modi is set to address multiple poll rallies in West Bengal's Kolkata today, ahead of the seventh phase. PM Modi will address rallies in Ashoknagar and Jadavpur today.

May 28, 2024 6:47 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi's stance against Agniveer scheme

News india news Lok Sabha Election 2024 Updates: INDI alliance will impose Taliban rule, says Yogi Adityanath